Wintertime in Iceland
Now, the summer is over. Iceland experiences the Autumn season between late August and October with temperatures between 2°C and 12°C. It is very windy, but the best thing to see is the change of colors in the landscape. With the colder days arriving, by late October the winter is here.
The average temperature is between 1-3°C and can drop to -10°C depending on if you are in the south or northern side. The maximum you would get to years ago was 10°C, but as it happened to us this January, there were days with 14°C. So, anything can happen with the global warming we are experiencing nowadays.
And, then the darkness. I’ve always been a night owl, so I love this season in Iceland. The sunrise happens typically at 11:00 in the morning and by 16-16:30 it is dark again. For some people, it is very saddening, but the idea, if you are visiting, is to enjoy the 4 or 5 hours of daylight to do something outdoors. In winter, the weather is very unpredictable, so always have your jacket and good shoes such as winter boots.